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40 mins

A delicious appetiser to try!
Flavoured with Parmesan Cheese, Rosemary & Cayenne Pepper, these are the tastiest and most moreish little morsels you could ever make for yourself or you and your friends!

Posted by Maria L. from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia • Published See Maria L.'s 7 projects »
  • Step 1

    Save a couple tablespoons of the cold water and pour the remainder into a saucepan with the sea salt. Place over the stove and turn up the heat for the water to boil. Meanwhile place the 1/2 Cup of Polenta into a bowl and mix in the little bit of cold water saved earlier, so that its like wet sand/paste

  • Step 2

    Once the saucepan of salty water is boiling, slowly place the polenta paste into the boiling water stirring vigorously. Turn down the heat and continue stirring the mixture regularly over low heat for 15-20 minutes (30 minutes if you've doubled this recipe)

  • Step 3

    5 minutes near the end of the stirring time, stir in half the grated Parmesan, and then spread the Polenta mixture over a rimmed dish (bearing in mind you will want to tear the Polenta into cubes later so you want a good level of thickness when you spread out the Polenta). Leave to cool or leave in the fridge to cool until you are ready to fry

  • Step 4

    Heat up a deep medium saucepan full of Rice Bran Oil (sauce pan should be 2/3 full of oil) on the stove until it is deep frying temp. Tear or cut the Polenta into cubes and roll it around in some loose Polenta before frying it in batches, for about 3-5 minutes per batch or until pale golden (they are basically ready when the oil stops bubbling and the nuggets stop floating about)

  • Step 5

    Once each batch is cooked, place on a paper towel prepared plate

  • Step 6

    Serve in a bowl with the remainder Parmesan cheese on top, toss through some rosemary leaves & a couple pinches of Cayenne Pepper. DEVOUR ASAP ... or if you started the frying process early and not everyone has arrived to eat, place into a 160 Degrees Celsius oven to keep warm and crisp, then sprinkle over the Parmesan later when you're ready to serve!

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